The Confession of a Delivery Truck Driver

The letter is addressed to my boss, and it is a confession of my crime. It is confessing what had started as a harmless trick that soon ballooned into a crime, or rather a series of crimes that I could not control.

Business Trip

Forbes' “40 under 40” list this year featured Aishwarya Nair, CEO of Navia Tech.   After a long day at work, Aishwarya headed home. As her car pulled up, the gates of her Atherton house swung open.  “Home, at last”, she sighed.  The house looked quiet but when she pushed open the door, she was greeted …

Fresh Off The Boat

It was a humble neighborhood of red brick apartments in a middle-class neighborhood of Toronto. The black door to a nondescript building opens and a woman walks out. A little stooped, her entire body seems to be apologizing for its presence.  Neha wears black trousers, a slightly crumpled cotton blouse, and a large blazer. Her …

Bitiya – a daughter is born

The Second Son - Episode 2 Link to Episode 1 India was basking in the early days of independence after the withdrawal of Colonial rule. There was tentative joy, budding confidence, and a glimmer of hope that had long been absent in the country. People were exhilarated by their newfound freedom and they were eager …

The Starving Artist

God had generously bestowed talent on Ashmita, but he had not been so generous with good fortune. When Ashmita was a child, she lost both her parents in a car accident. Ashmita was nine then. And her younger brother Sameer was just over a year old.  Ashmita had just returned from school that day. From …

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